The 30 Sexiest Latinas in Sports

Scott HowardContributor IJune 1, 2011

The 30 Sexiest Latinas in Sports

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    There's something about Latin women that drives us crazy. Those hips...that accent...that passion!

    Luckily for us the sports world is teeming with sexy Latinas, whether they're athletes, WAGs, or even sportscasters.

    For a quick history lesson (I know you click on slideshows like this for the historical content), the region is named Latin America because the languages spoken there (Spanish, Portuguese, French) are based on Latin.

    The region known as Latin America encompasses Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

    Plenty of places from which to choose our 30 sexiest Latinas of the sports world. So sit back, relax, and do yourself a favor by putting this Playlist on in the background. Trust me, it will make it that much more enjoyable.

30. Daniella Cicarelli (Brazil)

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    Daniella Cicarelli is the Brazilian ex-wife of former soccer star Ronaldo. She got the ultimate revenge on her ex-husband when she was caught having sex...on a public...with her new boyfriend Tato Malzoni.

    We knew Brazilians were a little more loose and free with their sexuality, but that takes things to a whole new level.

29. Julissa Bermudez (Dominican Republic)

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    Julissa was born in the Dominican Republic, but was raised in Queens. She worked for BET before moving to MTV. You may know her for hosting the Jersey Shore reuinion shows and other important television like that.

    She's on this list because she was briefly linked to NBA player Charlie Villanueva and NFL running back Larry Johnson.

28. Lauren Sanchez (Mexico)

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    Lauren Sanchez made a name for herself as a reporter on Fox Sports Net, but she's also known for having a baby with tight end Tony Gonzalez.

    Sanchez was born in New Mexico but her parents are from actual Mexico, and she's certainly not ashamed of her heritage

27. Evelyn Lozada (Puerto Rico)

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    Evelyn Lozada is the former wife of NBA player Antoine Walker and the current fiancee of NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco.

    Lozada, who stars in the Basketball Wives franchise, was born and raised in New York but is of Puerto Rican descent, which may have attracted her to Chad Ochocinco...wait...he's not Latin, is he?

26. Fabiola Da Silva (Brazil)

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    Fabby, a Brazilian sports hottie, is one of the most decorated female inline skaters around.

    How good is she?

    She's so good that her talents forced the "Fabiola Rule" to be put in place, which allows women to compete in men's competitions.

25. Women's Cricket Team (Panama)

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    When these photos surfaced of two members of the Panamanian women's cricket team, the internet literally blew up. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, but there were a lot of hits.

    I should probably disclose that some people out there think these photos have been altered and that these are the real girls, but I can't see how there's any truth to those rumors?

24. LaLa Vasquez (Puerto Rico)

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    The former MTV veejay is what Wikipedia writers describe as "Nuyorican," which I can only assume means that she's of Puerto Rican descent and grew up in New York.

    She became a WAG when she started dating and later married NBA star Carmelo Anthony. She couldn't have been too upset when they moved from Denver to New York.

23. Alicia Machado (Venezuela)

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    Alicia Machado has made quite a career for herself. She's an actress and singer, but she gained fame for winning the Miss Universe competition in 1996.

    She was the fiancee of fellow Venezuelan, MLB outfielder Bobby Abreu. He must regret the day that he let her go every time he looks at her spread in Playboy.

22. Shakira (Colombia)

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    We knew that Shakira, a Colombian sports hottie, was a huge soccer fan when she recorded the official theme song of the 2010 World Cup.

    We knew it would only be a matter of time before she started dating a soccer player, and the lucky man is Spanish defender Gerard Pique.

    Shakira epitomizes Latin flavor in her songs, and particularly with her spicy dancing.

21. Laura Posada (Puerto Rico)

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    Laura Posada is a Puerto Rican attorney and model/actress, and she's also the wife of Yankee Jorge Posada.

    Just like Jorge, we've seen Laura mature over the years. While her husband is struggling in his old age, she's looking as hot as ever.

20. Vanessa Bryant (Mexico)

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    Vanessa Bryant is the wife of Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. She may or may not have been responsible for the Lakers' epic collapse in this year's playoffs, but that doesn't mean she's not really hot.

    In case you didn't know, she's half Mexican, which Karl Malone was quick to point out with some inappropriate comments when he played for the Lakers.

19. Laisa Andrioli (Brazil)

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    One great thing about Latin women is that they are generally not afraid to show off their bodies. Brazilians are definitely no exception, as their country is known for the Brazilian wax and the thong bikini.

    Laisa Andrioli plays for the Brazilian national soccer team, but if you do a quick Google image search, you'll get very little indication that she actually plays a sport.

    Still, for her to be on the Brazilian national team she must be pretty good, which makes her that much hotter—if it was even possible.

18. Lisa Guerrero (Chile)

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    Lisa Guerrero is an accomplished journalist of Chilean descent who mixed business and pleasure when she married pitcher Scott Erickson in 2004.

    Needless to say, it's not her journalistic integrity we're concerned with.

    She began her career as a Rams cheerleader and also worked with the Falcons and Patriots, so she has sports in her blood.

17. Zuleyka Rivera (Puerto Rico)

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    The Puerto Rican beauty won the coveted Miss Universe title in 2006. She became a WAG when she started dating fellow Puerto Rican and borderline dwarf JJ Barea.

    Sometimes life just isn't fair.

    Barea has been instrumental in leading the Mavericks to the NBA Finals. I think he's glad to finally have someone to impress.

16. Elsa Benitez (Mexico)

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    Possibly the first of many SI cover model-athlete relationships, Mexican model Elsa Benitez and former NBA center Rony Seikaly set the stage for future WAGs.

    The marriage didn't last, but it did give hope to all seven-foot Lebanese guys with a lot of hair.

15. Eva Longoria (Mexico)

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    Eva Longoria was born and raised in Texas, but both her parents are of Mexican descent.

    She was perhaps best known for being the wife of Spurs guard Tony Parker, until the couple divorced amid allegations of infidelity on Tony's part.

    That's okay, Eva. We still love you.

14. Aida Yespica (Venezuela)

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    Aida Yespica is known for dating Italian soccer player Matteo Ferrari. She won the Miss Venezuela contest which earned her an appearance on the Venezuelan version of Celebrity Survivor.

    If the American version of Survivor had girls like this on it, I think it would do much better with the 18-24 demographic.

13. Rosa Mendes (Costa Rica)

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    Rosa Mendes is a WWE Diva who was born and raised in Vancouver, but is of Costa Rican descent.

    Here signature moves include such classics as the "Flower Fall" and the "Canada Effect."

    I don't know what either of those are, but I don't want them done to me.

12. Bia and Branca Feres (Brazil)

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    I don't think synchronized swimming had ever been considered a "sexy" sport until Brazilian twins Bia and Branca Feres joined its ranks.

    These girls can even make swim caps and nose plugs look hot.

    Technically they should take up two slots, but since in our minds they're always together, we might as well just count them as one person.

11. Mayra Veronica (Cuba)

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    It must be hard to rebound from dating Kim Kardashian. It certainly helps when you can move on to someone that looks like Cuban model/singer Mayra Veronica.

    Her relationship with Reggie Bush didn't last, but I'm sure they each got exactly what they wanted out of the tryst.

10. Ines Sainz (Mexico)

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    Mexican journalist Ines Sainz sparked a huge debate about whether it was appropriate for sideline reporters to dress like they're ready to hit the clubs.

    The unanimous verdict: Not only is it appropriate, but it is also encouraged.

9. Gisele Bundchen (Brazil)

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    Brazilian Gisele Bundchen is one of the most recognizable models in the world, and she's also married to some guy who really enjoys water slides.

    When it comes to hotties from Latin America, Gisele has to be at the top of the list.

8. Bianca Cruz (Latina)

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    Believe it or not, Bianca Cruz played third base for the Arizona State softball team, helping lead the Sun Devils to the 2006 Women's College World Series.

    After her career, she used her off-the-field talents to go into modeling.

    I can't find anything that says exactly where her parents are from, but she lists herself as "Hispanic" on her modeling portfolio.

    That's good enough for me.

7. Luli Fernandez (Argentina)

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    Luli Fernandez is an Argentinian model/actress who became a WAG when she began dating soccer player Fernando Gago.

    Needless to say, we're going Gago over her as well.

6. Bella Gonzalez (Cuba)

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    Bella Gonzalez is a model who was raised in Houston, Texas, but she is of Cuban descent.

    Bella entered the sports world when she started dating "Sugar" Shane Mosley, and on her model profile she mentions that she is proud of her Latin roots:

    My SPICYness comes from being cuban. i grew up in Houston, Texas. i have a beautiful family; 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and two hard working parents.Aside from acting and modeling i have always loved to dance. My music of choice is salsa (oldies; frankie rey, groupo niche,buena vista) makes me feel so good inside i just want to move.

    We just want you to move as well, Bella.

5. Larissa Riquelme (Paraguay)

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    Larissa Riquelme gained legendary status when she proved herself to be Paraguay's number one fan during the 2010 World Cup.

    Riquelme is a model, but she is best known for solving the long-standing female problem of where to put your cell phone when you're wearing skin-tight clothing with no pockets or purse.

    Combine Larissa with Leryn Franco and Paraguay has a pretty formidable top of the order.

4. Doris Mar (Argentina)

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    Doris Mar, or Dorismar (I guess she's going for the one-name thing) is Argentina's answer to Larissa Riquelme.

    She can be seen putting her talents on display at Argentinian soccer games, and was a big hit during the 2010 World Cup.

3. Leryn Franco (Paraguay)

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    Leryn Franco drew attention for her looks more than her javelin throwing when she represented her native Paraguay in the 2008 Olympics.

    Don't be fooled by her beauty though, this girl is no slouch in competition. She won the South American Junior Championships in 2001 and won the bronze medal at the South American Championships in 2007.

    Since 2008, however, her focus has really been on modeling. Thank goodness.

2. Adriana Lima (Brazil)

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    Adriana Lima is a Brazilian Victoria's Secret model who is one of the hottest women on Earth.

    She entered the sports world when she started dating and later married former NBA guard Marko Jaric.

    Um, yeah...this guy...

    Well at least we know she wasn't in it for the money since Jaric hasn't played in the NBA since 2009.

1. Arianny Celeste (Mexico)

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    Arianny Celeste is a UFC Octagon girl with a very exotic look, so you may be surprised to find out that she's 3/4 Mexican (the other quarter is Filipino).

    Judging by Arianny, this could be the blueprint to produce the most beautiful people in the world.